The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostMon, 25 Jul 2016en-gb(C) 2016 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngInternational firm to end Singapore JLV<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/international-firm-to-end-singapore-jlv-81523317/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_199681145.jpg' border='0'/></a>Watson Farley & Williams is to end its Singapore joint law venture with local firm Asia Practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/international-firm-to-end-singapore-jlv-81523317/Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:07Cashier jailed after stealing &pound;700,000 from law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cashier-jailed-after-stealing-700000-from-law-firm-34177154/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/8158582_s (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A cashier at a leading international law firm has been banned from the profession and served a jail sentence after stealing over &pound;700,000.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cashier-jailed-after-stealing-700000-from-law-firm-34177154/Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:07Standard Life adds to real estate legal roster<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/standard-life-adds-to-real-estate-legal-roster-8530847/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/6508187_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Edinburgh-based Standard Life Investments (SLI) has added Maples Teesdale and Shepherd & Wedderburn to its real estate panel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/standard-life-adds-to-real-estate-legal-roster-8530847/Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:07St Philips and Stone Chambers announce merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/st-philips-and-stone-chambers-announce-merger-49248037/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/49370362_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The two chambers will combine to create a megaset with almost 200 barristers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/st-philips-and-stone-chambers-announce-merger-49248037/Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:07Burges Salmon PEP climbs to record high<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/burges-salmon-pep-climbs-to-record-high-8691377/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13711599_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK Top 50 firm has posted its strongest ever results for both turnover and profit per equity partner (PEP).http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/burges-salmon-pep-climbs-to-record-high-8691377/Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:07Accountants prepare for fresh push into legal services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/accountants-prepare-for-fresh-push-into-legal-services-14121578/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/33905322_s (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>On Thursday, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) launched an application to become a regulator of five reserved legal services.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/accountants-prepare-for-fresh-push-into-legal-services-14121578/Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:07Investigation clears Chicago lawyers of withholding police brutality evidence<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/investigation-clears-chicago-lawyers-of-withholding-police-brutality-evidence-79388432/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/1282301_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A formal investigation into Chicago City Hall's law department has found no evidence of 'intentional misconduct' among the city's civil rights lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/investigation-clears-chicago-lawyers-of-withholding-police-brutality-evidence-79388432/Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:07Withers promotes seven in latest round<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/withers-promotes-seven-in-latest-round-71643267/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/28825637_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>London-headquartered Withers has added made up seven to partner in its latest promotion round, with just one partner made up in the City.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/withers-promotes-seven-in-latest-round-71643267/Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:07BT launches panel review following referendum delay<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bt-launches-panel-review-following-referendum-delay-63028244/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41528468_m (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>BT has launched its UK panel review after a five-month delay as the company awaited the results of the EU referendum.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bt-launches-panel-review-following-referendum-delay-63028244/Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:07Baker & McKenzie expands Berlin office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker--mckenzie-expands-berlin-office-30094803/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12787350_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has recruited four new partners in the German capital from a rival firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker--mckenzie-expands-berlin-office-30094803/Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:07New auction-style website asks lawyers to bid for cases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-auction-style-website-asks-lawyers-to-bid-for-cases-45710574/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/29604849_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A platform aiming to swing the 'balance of power' back in favour of clients is about to hit the UK legal market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-auction-style-website-asks-lawyers-to-bid-for-cases-45710574/Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:07Law firm accounts housed 'hundreds of millions' in laundered money, say federal prosecutors<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-accounts-housed-hundreds-of-millions-in-laundered-money-say-federal-prosecutors-40142414/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55765966_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Several big-name firms are embroiled in an alleged global money- laundering scheme involving Malaysia's controversial state-owned 1MDB fund.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-accounts-housed-hundreds-of-millions-in-laundered-money-say-federal-prosecutors-40142414/Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:07Minter Ellison promotes 13 partners in record-making round<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/minter-ellison-promotes-13-partners-in-record-making-round-37199673/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34713975_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Australia-based international firm has lifted 13 new lawyers into its partnership.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/minter-ellison-promotes-13-partners-in-record-making-round-37199673/Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:07FCA to pursue new 'balance' in consumer protection regulation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fca-to-pursue-new-balance-in-consumer-protection-regulation-58378321/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Work-life.jpg' border='0'/></a>Newly appointed Financial Conduct Authority chief executive Andrew Bailey has unveiled plans to overhaul the regulator's mission.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/fca-to-pursue-new-balance-in-consumer-protection-regulation-58378321/Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:07NZ lawyer launches country's first cloud-based law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/nz-lawyer-launches-countrys-first-cloud-based-law-firm-26883729/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12404587_s (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Christchurch-based lawyer John Shingleton hopes he is changing the face of legal services in the country with the launch of what is believed to be its first cloud-based law firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/nz-lawyer-launches-countrys-first-cloud-based-law-firm-26883729/Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:07EY Law to enter market in Belfast<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-law-to-enter-market-in-belfast-2185046/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_319852679.jpg' border='0'/></a>EY Law is launching a legal services arm in Belfast after hiring Axiom director Aaron Stewart to lead the team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-law-to-enter-market-in-belfast-2185046/Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:07The legal take on Pokémon Go<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/the-legal-take-on-pokémon-go-67008267/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/59371671_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers are considering potential legal issues involved with playing the hugely popular new Pokémon Go game.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/the-legal-take-on-pokémon-go-67008267/Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:07Olswang and CMS reportedly in merger discussions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/olswang-and-cms-reportedly-in-merger-discussions-72832414/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Merger (6).jpg' border='0'/></a>Rumours of a potential tie-up between the two firms are swirling around the City.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/olswang-and-cms-reportedly-in-merger-discussions-72832414/Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:07Gateley predicts 'business as usual' as Britain heads for the exit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gateley-predicts-business-as-usual-as-britain-heads-for-the-exit-85906348/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/17115517_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has cleared its first 12 months as a publicly listed law firm with double-digit revenue growth and a rosy outlook for the year to come.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gateley-predicts-business-as-usual-as-britain-heads-for-the-exit-85906348/Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:07DLA Piper sets up shop in Puerto Rico<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-sets-up-shop-in-puerto-rico-9141923/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11868277_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has launched in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-sets-up-shop-in-puerto-rico-9141923/Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:07Turkish judges sacked en masse in post-coup crackdown<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/turkish-judges-sacked-en-masse-in-post-coup-crackdown-57053308/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/22598881_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Turkey' highest judiciary council has suspended more than 2,700 judges, prosecutors and members of its own board in the wake of a failed military coup in the country.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/turkish-judges-sacked-en-masse-in-post-coup-crackdown-57053308/Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:07Microsoft claims victory in landmark data protection case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/microsoft-claims-victory-in-landmark-data-protection-case-8524398/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/microsoft (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A US court has overturned an earlier decision that would have compelled Microsoft to turn over emails hosted on its Irish servers to the US government.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/microsoft-claims-victory-in-landmark-data-protection-case-8524398/Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:07Revealed: America's highest paid general counsel<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/revealed-americas-highest-paid-general-counsel-47371320/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/9394147_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The top-earning general counsel in the US takes home $7.03m in cash compensation - but who is it?http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/revealed-americas-highest-paid-general-counsel-47371320/Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:07Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-94433700/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/24706976_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-94433700/Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:07Kennedys builds on LatAm presence<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kennedys-builds-on-latam-presence-59125313/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/4653026_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Insurance specialist Kennedys boosted its Latin American presence with two new offices in Brazil and Peru.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kennedys-builds-on-latam-presence-59125313/Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:07PEP up 25 per cent at Stewarts Law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pep-up-25-per-cent-at-stewarts-law-7494962/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/UK money.jpg' border='0'/></a>The disputes firm has pulled ahead of the pack with double-digit growth in both turnover and profit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pep-up-25-per-cent-at-stewarts-law-7494962/Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:07KWM to ask partners for capital contributions in firm first<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-to-ask-partners-for-capital-contributions-in-firm-first-34653168/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/16640704_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>King & Wood Mallesons plans to ask salaried partners to pay into the firm's capital pool for the first time, as well as lifting the contributions of equity partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-to-ask-partners-for-capital-contributions-in-firm-first-34653168/Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:07Malaysia Airlines strikes secret settlement on anniversary of MH17 crash<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/malaysia-airlines-strikes-secret-settlement-on-anniversary-of-mh17-crash-44882157/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/malaysian airlines.jpg' border='0'/></a>The airline has reportedly settled damages with the next of kin of most of the victims of flight MH17, which was shot down exactly two years ago.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/malaysia-airlines-strikes-secret-settlement-on-anniversary-of-mh17-crash-44882157/Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:07Reed Smith locks in new alliance in Singapore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/reed-smith-locks-in-new-alliance-in-singapore-58384768/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_213209698.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has announced a new formal law alliance (FLA) with Singapore's Resource Law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/reed-smith-locks-in-new-alliance-in-singapore-58384768/Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:07Revenue dips at Ince & Co<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revenue-dips-at-ince--co-24133250/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/7332969_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Ince & Co has seen revenue fall for the third consecutive year, having dropped by 4 per cent in 2015/16 to &pound;76.2m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revenue-dips-at-ince--co-24133250/Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:07New faces at MoJ following reshuffle<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-faces-at-moj-following-reshuffle-36050983/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/57928042_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A new team of justice ministers will start work today after the ministerial reshuffle by Theresa May that saw Liz Truss named Lord Chancellor.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-faces-at-moj-following-reshuffle-36050983/Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:07Lord Faulks quits after Liz Truss named Lord Chancellor<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lord-faulks-quits-after-liz-truss-named-lord-chancellor-15361568/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/30113148_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Conservative peer Lord Faulks QC has resigned as Minister of State for Justice after Liz Truss' appointment as Lord Chancellor.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lord-faulks-quits-after-liz-truss-named-lord-chancellor-15361568/Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:07Slaughters, Freshfields and MoFo lead on &pound;24.3bn ARM acquisition<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slaughters-freshfields-and-mofo-lead-on-243bn-arm-acquisition-41754954/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/8532278_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has agreed to acquire UK-based microchip designer ARM Holdings in a history-making deal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slaughters-freshfields-and-mofo-lead-on-243bn-arm-acquisition-41754954/Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:07Lawyer disbarred after stealing brother's identity for law school application<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-disbarred-after-stealing-brothers-identity-for-law-school-application-85323720/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14743821_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Philippines court has disbarred a lawyer who used his younger brother's name, identity and academic records to obtain his law degree.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-disbarred-after-stealing-brothers-identity-for-law-school-application-85323720/Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:07Law firm attrition rates at record lows in the UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-attrition-rates-at-record-lows-in-the-uk-8213600/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/recruitment4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Attrition rates have declined at the majority of UK law firms, a recent study has found.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-attrition-rates-at-record-lows-in-the-uk-8213600/Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:07Singapore to allow third-party funding for international arbitration<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/singapore-to-allow-third-party-funding-for-international-arbitration-90905670/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/singapore25.jpg' border='0'/></a>Singapore's law ministry has released draft legislation that would open the door for third parties to offer financial backing for dispute resolution.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/singapore-to-allow-third-party-funding-for-international-arbitration-90905670/Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:07K&L Gates launches in Munich<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kl-gates-launches-in-munich-93974930/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37196086_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>US firm K&L Gates has opened its third German office in Munich with a three-lawyer hire from King & Wood Mallesons.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kl-gates-launches-in-munich-93974930/Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:07Eversheds Consulting accelerates Ireland launch<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-consulting-accelerates-ireland-launch-75972917/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41392481_s (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Eversheds' consultancy arm has brought forward plans to launch in Ireland after losing a client pitch to an EU-based firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-consulting-accelerates-ireland-launch-75972917/Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:07Corbyn leadership bid faces legal challenge from Labour donor<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corbyn-leadership-bid-faces-legal-challenge-from-labour-donor-99305465/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41052218_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Jeremy Corbyn's struggle to stay at the helm of the Labour Party will soon need to overcome a legal challenge from one of his party's donors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corbyn-leadership-bid-faces-legal-challenge-from-labour-donor-99305465/Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:07Baker & McKenzie welcomes bankruptcy duo in New York<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker--mckenzie-welcomes-bankruptcy-duo-in-new-york-6132236/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/manhattan6.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has augmented its restructuring and insolvency practice with two high-profile hires.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker--mckenzie-welcomes-bankruptcy-duo-in-new-york-6132236/Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:07Allen & Overy keeps 86 per cent of autumn qualifiers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/allen--overy-keeps-86-per-cent-of-autumn-qualifiers-21539974/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/52326062_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has kicked off the autumn retention season for the Magic Circle with a solid performance.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/allen--overy-keeps-86-per-cent-of-autumn-qualifiers-21539974/Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:07Pinsents and Freshfields advise on &pound;1.4bn Lafarge-Nirma deal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsents-and-freshfields-advise-on-14bn-lafarge-nirma-deal-60476592/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/53487912_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Indian conglomerate Nirma has acquired the Indian arm of Franco-Swiss cement group LafargeHolcim for &pound;1.4bn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsents-and-freshfields-advise-on-14bn-lafarge-nirma-deal-60476592/Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:07European Commission rules on Italian state aid case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/european-commission-rules-on-italian-state-aid-case-51981905/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/EC Flags.jpg' border='0'/></a>In an important decision on state aid, the Commission cleared public financing for Italian ground handler Airport Handling and found no economic continuity with SEA Handling.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/european-commission-rules-on-italian-state-aid-case-51981905/Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:07Shepherd & Wedderburn see revenue jump 10 per cent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shepherd--wedderburn-see-revenue-jump-10-per-cent-79327030/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/edinburgh2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Scottish independent has seen a third year of consecutive growth, with revenues up 10 per cent to &pound;53m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shepherd--wedderburn-see-revenue-jump-10-per-cent-79327030/Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:07Liz Truss is first female Lord Chancellor as Gove sacked<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/liz-truss-is-first-female-lord-chancellor-as-gove-sacked-36506860/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/58864041_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Theresa May has named Liz Truss as the new Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, replacing Michael Gove in the process.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/liz-truss-is-first-female-lord-chancellor-as-gove-sacked-36506860/Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:07Travers Smith PEP hits &pound;1m<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/travers-smith-pep-hits-1m-42592083/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/48867971_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Travers Smith's average profit per equity partner has reached &pound;1m for the first time, while revenue has jumped 13 per cent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/travers-smith-pep-hits-1m-42592083/Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:07Predictive algorithms are fair game for sentencing, High Court rules<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/predictive-algorithms-are-fair-game-for-sentencing-high-court-rules-65443934/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_258602471 (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>A High Court in the United States has unanimously upheld the validity of judges using algorithms designed to calculate the likelihood of re-offending when doling out sentences.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/predictive-algorithms-are-fair-game-for-sentencing-high-court-rules-65443934/Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:07Neo-Nazi gets 11 years for murder of Freshfields junior lawyer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/neo-nazi-gets-11-years-for-murder-of-freshfields-junior-lawyer-45531457/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Prison cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Oxford-educated lawyer Luke Holland was shot and killed as he left a Berlin nightclub last September.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/neo-nazi-gets-11-years-for-murder-of-freshfields-junior-lawyer-45531457/Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:07Cravath Swaine & Moore elects first ever female presiding partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cravath-swaine--moore-elects-first-ever-female-presiding-partner-77020306/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/wall street3.jpg' border='0'/></a>M&A group co-head Faiza Saeed will be the first woman to hold the position in Cravath's 200-year history.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cravath-swaine--moore-elects-first-ever-female-presiding-partner-77020306/Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:07Lawyer client matchmaking app goes live with 600 lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-client-matchmaking-app-goes-live-with-600-lawyers-61414304/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18615614_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Like Tinder for the legal industry, new app Spoke wants to help every lawyer and client find the right fit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-client-matchmaking-app-goes-live-with-600-lawyers-61414304/Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:07Specsavers appoints Eversheds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/specsavers-appoints-eversheds-56824554/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Stretch Kontelj (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Following an overhaul of how it works with law firms, Specsavers has named Eversheds as its preferred legal provider.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/specsavers-appoints-eversheds-56824554/Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:07Law firm AKD to launch in Luxembourg<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-akd-to-launch-in-luxembourg-65433879/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/22274405_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Benelux law firm AKD has announced its intention to open an office in Luxembourg to meet growing demand for integrated, international legal services in stable jurisdictions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-akd-to-launch-in-luxembourg-65433879/Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:07Poor online presence causes over 90 per cent of UK solicitors to miss out on business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/poor-online-presence-causes-over-90-per-cent-of-uk-solicitors-to-miss-out-on-business-85817866/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38518238_s (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>New research indicates that the vast majority of solicitors (94 per cent) have wrong or inconsistent information online, including basic details such as a phone number or email address.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/poor-online-presence-causes-over-90-per-cent-of-uk-solicitors-to-miss-out-on-business-85817866/Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:07Almost half of female barristers have suffered workplace harassment, report finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/almost-half-of-female-barristers-have-suffered-workplace-harassment-report-finds-83360472/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18976808_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A new study from the Bar Standards Board has concluded that harassment and discrimination against women are still rampant within the profession.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/almost-half-of-female-barristers-have-suffered-workplace-harassment-report-finds-83360472/Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:07Lawyers head to Lesvos to provide legal aid<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-head-to-lesvos-to-provide-legal-aid-32927962/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47301953_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and the Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV) have launched their joint European Lawyers in Lesvos project, aimed at providing legal assistance to migrants requiring international protection.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-head-to-lesvos-to-provide-legal-aid-32927962/Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:07Indian government plans new arbitration centre in New Delhi<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indian-government-plans-new-arbitration-centre-in-new-delhi-32848432/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37603829_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The country is angling to have its capital join New York, London, Singapore, Geneva and Hong Kong as a go-to destination for dispute resolution.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indian-government-plans-new-arbitration-centre-in-new-delhi-32848432/Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:07Shoosmiths to open in Leeds with Gordons partner duo<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shoosmiths-to-open-in-leeds-with-gordons-partner-duo-67027317/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37230993_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm is set to launch its 11th office in the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shoosmiths-to-open-in-leeds-with-gordons-partner-duo-67027317/Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:07Innovation and efficiency help GCs deliver more for less, says Ashurst<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/innovation-and-efficiency-help-gcs-deliver-more-for-less-says-ashurst-29573199/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11718560_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>There's no longer any room for inefficiency in-house, says a new report from international firm Ashurst.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/innovation-and-efficiency-help-gcs-deliver-more-for-less-says-ashurst-29573199/Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:07Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-69025404/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20478389_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-69025404/Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:07Hyperloop One faces colossal lawsuit from co-founder<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/hyperloop-one-faces-colossal-lawsuit-from-co-founder-37202632/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/25889410_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Violent threats from the company's chief legal officer are among the allegations brought by Brogan BamBrogan against Hyperloop One's management team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/hyperloop-one-faces-colossal-lawsuit-from-co-founder-37202632/Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:07Google appoints new head lawyer for driverless car project<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/google-appoints-new-head-lawyer-for-driverless-car-project-51221928/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41053899_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Google has hired a new general counsel exclusively for its self-driven car development project.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/google-appoints-new-head-lawyer-for-driverless-car-project-51221928/Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:07Lawyer found guilty of &pound;37k tax fraud<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-found-guilty-of-37k-tax-fraud-7115957/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/57516292_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A family law solicitor has been found guilty of wrongfully claiming &pound;37,000 in income tax repayments.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-found-guilty-of-37k-tax-fraud-7115957/Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:07Mills & Reeve sees turnover hit record high<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mills--reeve-sees-turnover-hit-record-high-17454586/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44461801_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>UK law firm Mills & Reeve has reported a 6.9 per cent turnover jump to reach a record-breaking &pound;87.2m for the 2015/16 financial year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mills--reeve-sees-turnover-hit-record-high-17454586/Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:07Taylor Wessing arrives in Hong Kong through local link-up<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/taylor-wessing-arrives-in-hong-kong-through-local-link-up-96640099/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hong_Kong.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has launched its first office in Hong Kong via an alliance with local outfit HM Chan & Co.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/taylor-wessing-arrives-in-hong-kong-through-local-link-up-96640099/Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:07University of Bristol to award Doctor of Laws to 19-year-old<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/university-of-bristol-to-award-doctor-of-laws-to-19-year-old-41673999/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/29483011_l (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Bristol teenager Fahma Mohamed is set to become one of the youngest doctorate holders in the history of the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/university-of-bristol-to-award-doctor-of-laws-to-19-year-old-41673999/Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:07Trump presidency would be 'time to move to New Zealand', says Bader Ginsburg<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/trump-presidency-would-be-time-to-move-to-new-zealand-says-bader-ginsburg-87277677/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/KATWORK2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has joked that a victory for Donald Trump in the upcoming US presidential election would justify fleeing the country.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/trump-presidency-would-be-time-to-move-to-new-zealand-says-bader-ginsburg-87277677/Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:07Revenue stalls at Macfarlanes after five years of growth<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revenue-stalls-at-macfarlanes-after-five-years-of-growth-35192361/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/7309687_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Following half a decade of top line growth, Macfarlanes saw revenue remain virtually static and profit per equity partner fall 17 per cent in the 2015/16 financial year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revenue-stalls-at-macfarlanes-after-five-years-of-growth-35192361/Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:07A&O and Latham score key roles on $3.5bn Reuters sale<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-and-latham-score-key-roles-on-$35bn-reuters-sale-57757609/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/KATWORK1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firms led advice on the recent sale of Thompson Reuters' IP and science units to a Canadian private equity group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-and-latham-score-key-roles-on-$35bn-reuters-sale-57757609/Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:07IRS takes Facebook to court, signalling tougher stance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/irs-takes-facebook-to-court-signalling-tougher-stance-43578298/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_261614393.jpg' border='0'/></a>Federal tax officials have sought a court order demanding internal corporate records related to one of Facebook's offshore tax strategies, marking a shift in global enforcement tactics against large companies that make money from IP.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/irs-takes-facebook-to-court-signalling-tougher-stance-43578298/Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:07Dentons follows Milan launch with Rome opening<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-follows-milan-launch-with-rome-opening-82193735/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/23234461_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Global law firm Dentons announced today the opening of its new office in Rome, its second in Italy after launching in Milan late last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-follows-milan-launch-with-rome-opening-82193735/Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:07Competition watchdog critiques transparency and quality of legal services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/competition-watchdog-critiques-transparency-and-quality-of-legal-services-21545271/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/56423940_s_300x1802.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Competition and Markets Authority will not launch a formal investigation into the legal services sector, but has warned that there is still much to be desired.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/competition-watchdog-critiques-transparency-and-quality-of-legal-services-21545271/Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:07ENRC benches Debevoise and appoints Quinn Emanuel for SFO probe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/enrc-benches-debevoise-and-appoints-quinn-emanuel-for-sfo-probe-89310658/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/46783927_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The FTSE 100 company has called in Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan for its ongoing battle with the Serious Fraud Office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/enrc-benches-debevoise-and-appoints-quinn-emanuel-for-sfo-probe-89310658/Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:07Clyde launches in Germany with Noerr team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clyde-launches-in-germany-with-noerr-team-96702627/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10230262_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Clyde & Co is to open an office in Düsseldorf, the firm's first in Germany, with the hire of a five-lawyer team from Noerr.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clyde-launches-in-germany-with-noerr-team-96702627/Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:07Liverpool lawyer outed as former leader of extreme-right group British Resistance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/liverpool-lawyer-outed-as-former-leader-of-extreme-right-group-british-resistance-35782357/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_358185458.jpg' border='0'/></a>A lawyer is facing disciplinary action from his employer over his associations with British Resistance, a far-right group with heavy overtones of racism and xenophobia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/liverpool-lawyer-outed-as-former-leader-of-extreme-right-group-british-resistance-35782357/Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:07Brexit result 'not legally binding', say 1,000 lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-result-not-legally-binding-say-1000-lawyers-66388183/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/22482775_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal professionals have penned a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron warning that the referendum result alone is insufficient to trigger Article 50.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-result-not-legally-binding-say-1000-lawyers-66388183/Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:07Mixed results for Simmons and Simmons as PEP plummets but turnover increases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mixed-results-for-simmons-and-simmons-as-pep-plummets-but-turnover-increases-3942977/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38908955_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Simmons & Simmons's average profit per equity partner fell by 10 per cent last year, from &pound;650,000 to &pound;585,000 last year, though the firm's turnover increased for the fourth consecutive year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mixed-results-for-simmons-and-simmons-as-pep-plummets-but-turnover-increases-3942977/Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:07BLP's PEP up 3.6 per cent but pay frozen amid Brexit fallout<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blps-pep-up-36-per-cent-but-pay-frozen-amid-brexit-fallout-33761267/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pound4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Average profit per equity partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner increased last year by 3.6 per cent, from &pound;659,000 to &pound;683,000.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/blps-pep-up-36-per-cent-but-pay-frozen-amid-brexit-fallout-33761267/Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:07Freshfields outpaces Magic Circle with 6.6 per cent revenue increase<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-outpaces-magic-circle-with-66-per-cent-revenue-increase-59282842/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Revenues.jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has topped fellow Magic Circle outfits Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance with its 2015/16 growth result.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-outpaces-magic-circle-with-66-per-cent-revenue-increase-59282842/Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:07Record year for Linklaters as revenue tops &pound;1.3bn<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/record-year-for-linklaters-as-revenue-tops-13bn-51625242/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13042556_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Linklaters has become the fourth Magic Circle firm to post its 2015/16 financial results, reporting a 3.1 per cent rise in turnover to &pound;1.31bn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/record-year-for-linklaters-as-revenue-tops-13bn-51625242/Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:07China will weather global M&A downturn, says Allen & Overy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-will-weather-global-ma-downturn-says-allen--overy-45765700/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/global6.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new report from Allen & Overy has predicted that China's outbound M&A deals will continue to go from strength to strength this year despite a broader global slowdown.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-will-weather-global-ma-downturn-says-allen--overy-45765700/Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:07Addleshaw Goddard partners vote in key deed changes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/addleshaw-goddard-partners-vote-in-key-deed-changes-81282198/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_229726765.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm is ushering in a full-equity partnership model, as well as new caps on the number of partners able to exit the firm per year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/addleshaw-goddard-partners-vote-in-key-deed-changes-81282198/Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:07A&O and Freshfields advise in $175bn bank merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-and-freshfields-advise-in-$175bn-bank-merger-73916941/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Abu Dhabi5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised on the creation of the biggest bank in the MENA region.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-and-freshfields-advise-in-$175bn-bank-merger-73916941/Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:07Taylor Wessing posts 6 per cent boost in global revenue<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/taylor-wessing-posts-6-per-cent-boost-in-global-revenue-511881/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11692491_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Taylor Wessing has announced its global revenues increased by 6 per cent in 2015/16 from &pound;239.8m to &pound;254.5m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/taylor-wessing-posts-6-per-cent-boost-in-global-revenue-511881/Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:07Asia-Pac set to lead global investment in transport sector<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/asia-pac-set-to-lead-global-investment-in-transport-sector-72463811/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14591654_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A survey by Norton Rose Fulbright has found that the Asia-Pacific Region is considered to offer the best investment opportunity in the transport sector over the next five years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/asia-pac-set-to-lead-global-investment-in-transport-sector-72463811/Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:07Law firm mergers still going strong in the US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-mergers-still-going-strong-in-the-us-7475201/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/8468906_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The number of new law firm mergers this year is so far keeping pace with last year's record streak of US firm combinations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-mergers-still-going-strong-in-the-us-7475201/Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:07Legal basis for Iraq War 'far from satisfactory', finds Chilcot report<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-basis-for-iraq-war-far-from-satisfactory-finds-chilcot-report-64065210/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10088311_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Former UK attorney general Lord Goldsmith has been singled out for criticism in Sir John Chilcot's landmark inquiry into Britain's invasion of Iraq.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-basis-for-iraq-war-far-from-satisfactory-finds-chilcot-report-64065210/Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:07One in three law grads haven't found professional roles, study finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/one-in-three-law-grads-havent-found-professional-roles-study-finds-94453300/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32134047_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Graduates with law degrees are being paid less and having a harder time finding professional positions in the year after graduation than their peers in other fields.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/one-in-three-law-grads-havent-found-professional-roles-study-finds-94453300/Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:07Ashurst stumbles again with 10 per cent revenue dip<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-stumbles-again-with-10-per-cent-revenue-dip-7046409/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/56777150_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has had another underwhelming year with PEP now sitting at an 11-year low.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-stumbles-again-with-10-per-cent-revenue-dip-7046409/Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:07FBI chief recommends no charges for Clinton<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fbi-chief-recommends-no-charges-for-clinton-5868842/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hillary Clinton.jpg' border='0'/></a>FBI director James Comey has stated that the FBI is recommending no charges be filed against Hillary Clinton or her aides over her use of private e-mail while secretary of state.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fbi-chief-recommends-no-charges-for-clinton-5868842/Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:07Clifford Chance sees 10 per cent PEP boost<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-sees-10-per-cent-pep-boost-22793676/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/8160575_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance has become the second Magic Circle firm to announce its financial results for 2015/16, with revenue up 2.6 per cent to a record high of &pound;1.386bn and profit jumping by nearly 10 per cent to &pound;494m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clifford-chance-sees-10-per-cent-pep-boost-22793676/Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:07DAC Beachcroft posts modest revenue rise as profit grows 9 per cent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dac-beachcroft-posts-modest-revenue-rise-as-profit-grows-9-per-cent-89567194/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_141778327.jpg' border='0'/></a>DAC Beachcroft has reported turnover of &pound;202m for the 2015/16 financial year, an increase of 1.5 per cent from the previous year's &pound;199m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dac-beachcroft-posts-modest-revenue-rise-as-profit-grows-9-per-cent-89567194/Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:07DoJ heavyweight to join Gibson Dunn in Washington<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/doj-heavyweight-to-join-gibson-dunn-in-washington-27554521/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11397501_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>One of the top fraud officials in the US Department of Justice is set to join the Washington office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/doj-heavyweight-to-join-gibson-dunn-in-washington-27554521/Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:07Allen & Overy manages modest 2.3 per cent lift in revenue<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/allen--overy-manages-modest-23-per-cent-lift-in-revenue-60062249/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_179296124.jpg' border='0'/></a>The first Magic Circle firm to lift the curtain on its 2015/16 financials, Allan & Overy has experienced its sixth consecutive year of top-line growth.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/allen--overy-manages-modest-23-per-cent-lift-in-revenue-60062249/Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:07Quinn Emanuel to act on biggest claim in UK legal history<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quinn-emanuel-to-act-on-biggest-claim-in-uk-legal-history-18652402/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/24706976_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A staggering &pound;19bn claim against MasterCard is to be the first filed under the new Consumer Rights Act 2015, which allows for US-style 'opt-out' class action lawsuits in the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quinn-emanuel-to-act-on-biggest-claim-in-uk-legal-history-18652402/Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:07American smokers sue over exploding e-cigarettes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/american-smokers-sue-over-exploding-e-cigarettes-69018094/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37008168_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>As lawmakers continue to mull the potential health risks of e-cigarettes, an unexpected safety risk has reared its head.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/american-smokers-sue-over-exploding-e-cigarettes-69018094/Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:07GE Capital lawyers shake off 'too big to fail' status<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ge-capital-lawyers-shake-off-too-big-to-fail-status-24278374/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/general electric.jpg' border='0'/></a>After a massive asset cull, in-house and outside counsel have secured a designation change for GE Capital which will substantially lighten the regulatory burden placed on the company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ge-capital-lawyers-shake-off-too-big-to-fail-status-24278374/Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:07Spotify and Apple GCs go head-to-head over iPhone app rules<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/spotify-and-apple-gcs-go-head-to-head-over-iphone-app-rules-62767299/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/spotify.jpg' border='0'/></a>Just months into his new job, Spotify general counsel Horacio Gutierrez has launched an offensive against consumer tech giant Apple over its approval standards for iPhone apps.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/spotify-and-apple-gcs-go-head-to-head-over-iphone-app-rules-62767299/Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:07Chakrabarti: Labour Party desperately needs in-house lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/chakrabarti-labour-party-desperately-needs-in-house-lawyers-77826450/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/SHAMI CHAKRABARTI 6704 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Former Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti has called on Labour leadership to appoint the party's first ever general counsel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/chakrabarti-labour-party-desperately-needs-in-house-lawyers-77826450/Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:07Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-95640889/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/santander.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-95640889/Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:07HSF revenue jumps to &pound;870m<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hsf-revenue-jumps-to-870m-218663/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43296986_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Herbert Smith Freehills has turned over &pound;870m for the 2015/16 financial year, its third since becoming a fully-merged firm, representing a rise of 6.7 percent from 2014/15.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hsf-revenue-jumps-to-870m-218663/Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:07